A coming-of-age drama, a horror movie, and a "hero's journey" film, all rolled into one.
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An interview with John C. Reilly about his performance as Oliver Hardy in the Laurel and Hardy film, Stan & Ollie.
A great lead performance and some nice moments can't compensate for a disappointingly reactionary framework.
Matt writes: Just because you're stuck at home answering the door for trick-or-treaters on Halloween doesn't mean you can't have a delightfully spooky evening yourself. Two ten-hour programs ripe for seasonal binging recently premiered on Netflix and received enthusiastic reviews at RogerEbert.com. Mike Flanagan's limited series "The Haunting of Hill House," reviewed here by Brian Tallerico, is a genuinely unnerving, often brilliant reimagining of Shirley Jackson's classic novel about ominous ghosts, mental illness and frayed familial bonds. The other must-see show is "Riverdale" creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," a marvelously acted, richly provocative new vehicle for the supernaturally inclined Archie Comics heroine, played by a perfectly cast Kiernan Shipka. In my review of the first season, I explore how Osgood Perkins' masterful debut feature, "The Blackcoat's Daughter" (starring Shipka), served as a major influence on Aguirre-Sacasa, and could serve as ideal Halloween programming itself.
A review of two films that played at CIFF on William Friedkin and Buster Keaton.
Peter Bogdanovich, film historian and filmmaker, talks about Buster Keaton, the subject of his new documentary.
An in-depth look at what's playing this month at the Chicago International Film Festival.
A tribute to the late playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon.
An interview with critic Leonard Maltin about his new book, Hooked on Hollywood.
A look back at how we've rated the "Mission: Impossible" films throughout the years.
An interview with Chicago filmmaker Michael Glover Smith.
Jana Monji reports on the panel for "The Shape of Water" that followed after the film's AFI FEST screening.
An obituary for the one and only Jerry Lewis.
The transcript and video of Roger Ebert's onstage conversation with Donald O'Connor at Ebertfest 2003.
A review written in 60 minutes about "John Wick: Chapter Two."
Monica Castillo responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
A review of Kliph Nesteroff's book "The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy."
Assistant Editor Nick Allen tackles the Movie Love Questionnaire.
An excerpt from Matthew Dessem's book, "The Gag Man."
Colleges censor stand-up comics; Edward Norton on the monetization of Oscars; Nine-year-olds' open letter to Disney; William Friedkin revisits golden era; "Shaun the Sheep" filmmakers.
An appreciation of Richard Lester as a retrospective of his work is about to unfold in New York City.
An in-depth look at the extraordinary film career of 100-year-old actor Norman Lloyd, currently starring in Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck."
How women get a raw deal in Hollywood; The end of The Dissolve; Millennial poverty and its roots; Misplaced nostalgia for "The Graduate"; Tom Hanks at his finest.
An overview of the career of filmmaker Prashant Bhargava, who passed away this year.
An excerpt from the May 2015 edition of Bright Wall/Dark Room, which focuses entirely on Martin Scorsese.
An appreciation of Time Magazine writer Richard Corliss.